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Address: north end of Sparta, Sparta, Greece
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It's nice, but not extraordinary

As the title says, it is a nice place to visit. It's on the outside of the busy Spartan city. The place itself is very quiet, just a few people strolling around. I found the lack... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

As the title says, it is a nice place to visit. It's on the outside of the busy Spartan city. The place itself is very quiet, just a few people strolling around. I found the lack of signs or information disturbing, you'll need to fantasise yourself about the how and when. You can get in free of charge, but that's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is absolutely a must if you get close to Athens. There is so much history. I was lucky to have my friend Kostas Koutrakos a natural born Greek to show me around. He knew so much I was amazed. There are several different things right in one area. Take a half a day and do it right. You... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Along the path of trees will lead you to the ancient site. Once there, you will see ruins of the acropolis and ancient theatre. You can find ancient writings on the some of ruin stones. Pity, the ruins weren't as good as the others.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The directions to the Site are signposted near the Leonidas statue at the northern end of Sparta's main north-south street. There is no information or interpretive signs at the site, you need to take the knowledge in with you. The Acropolis of Sparta appears to date from the Roman Era as there appears inscriptions written in both Greek and Latin.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went there in May 2015. Overall really cool and I liked it but a couple issues. There are a few signs to follow, but not enough to keep you from wondering if you're actually going the right way. After the last sign, you have to walk 200-250m walk through an olive grove before arriving at the site. But anyway, it... More 

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Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

An interesting walk (10 minutes) from central Sparta. The Ancient Theatre is nice, especially for the location and the general view with the mountains on the background. There are works in progress in the area, some areas are not accessible.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The theater and the ruins are just behind the stadium, where the status of Leonidas is at the end of town. The site is not very well displayed and it's hard to find information on what you are seeing. Like other reviewers have stated, the best part is that there is hardly ever anyone around and you can roam around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

When you're around Sparta. Jsut go there. Not much to see but there's no tourist about. You have the place to yourself. The feeling is great

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a few hours in between busses and went out to the ruins. It's free, which is nice, but you can tell not much effort has been put into the site. It's cool to walk through the ruins and imagine the theatre, but unless you know what you are looking at, there are no signs putting them in context.... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

The place is astonishing, as you have a great view down on Sparta. If you visit Sparta, you can take a nice walk right from the stadium (with a bronze statue of Leonidas king!) The theater is built right beneath the acropolis. Being destroyed by earthquakes (and more?) the place needs a lot of work. when we visited there was... More 

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Address: north end of Sparta, Sparta, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Peloponnese  >  Laconia Region  >  Sparta

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